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March 31, 2015
WMUR
- Martin O'Malley to headline Politics and Eggs event
- Clinton advisers meet with party officials in NH
- Carly Fiorina hires New Hampshire state director
- Senator may revive 4th-graders' red-tailed hawk idea
Concord Monitor
- 300 bodies on the State House lawn to be a ‘wake-up’ call to NH lawmakers
- Scott Brown requests investigation into New Hampshire National Guard
- Unknowns of Northern Pass project a main concern for Concord
Eagle-Tribune
- NH towns demand more details on pipeline
NH1
- More aggressive O'Malley returns to NH
- House budget likely to pass and spending advocates don't like it
Nashua Telegraph
- Health and Human Services budget cuts draw concern, dismay
- US Sen. Kelly Ayotte reviews programs at Nashua’s YMCA
NHPR
- House budget a test for divided GOP caucus
- Ayotte has no regrets over Iran letter
- Abortion facility buffer zone repeal law heads to Senate
Seacoast Online
- Surplus symbols? Some say 'bully' NH lawmakers had a point
Union Leader
- Kasich to speak at GOP summit
- Lindsey Graham adds another NH stop

March 30, 2015
Union Leader
- State House Dome: Any budget plan means service cuts
- Cruz: I can rally the right
- Democrat O'Malley back to NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Another tough year for maple producers
Concord Monitor
- NH in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Stakeholders to gather at NH Heroin Summit
- Shipyard workforce reaches highest level in 20 years
Nashua Telegraph
- Study: New Hampshire and Massachusetts taxes are more similar than you might think
- Baker open to NH rail talks after Mass. reviews its transit system

March 29, 2015
Nashua Telegraph
- Proposed budget plan for New Hampshire could mean less state aid to schools in 2017
Seacoast Online
- Utility pole assessment bill concerns communities
- Sen. Ted Cruz charms Seacoast Republicans
- Rockingham County is state's healthiest
WMUR
- Child's death leads to day care bill
Eagle-Tribune
- Proposed NH budget cuts spark outcry

March 28, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Legislators sip on bill to allow alcohol samples at NH farmers markets
- Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases
Eagle-Tribune
- NH bill would add 30-day residency requirement to vote
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Senate approves Shaheen's energy efficiency bill
Keene Sentinel
- Keene center for people with developmental disabilities to close after budget cuts  
- New Hampshire school districts introduce new standardized test this spring
Nashua Telegraph
- Cruz, now officially a candidate, returns to Greater Nashua
- Amherst Conservation Commission: Gas pipeline could benefit town
NHPR
- NH chapter of conservative group endorses House Finance budget
- Cruz returns to NH - this time as a presidential candidate
- Gov. Hassan: Cuts in House budget 'unnecessary,' new revenue needed
Seacoast Online
- Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps
Union Leader
- Sen. Ted Cruz embraces conservative reputation during NH visit
WMUR
- Cruz visits NH days after formally announcing run for president
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Donald Trump
- Granite Staters wonder: Where is Chris Christie?
- Walker details immigration stance during closed-door meeting in NH

March 28, 2015
WMUR
- House budget plan cuts university, energy-efficiency spending article  
- Senate passes Balsams bill
Concord Monitor
- Plan would take money from renewable energy fund, university system for DOT
- After seven years, Jose Montero to step down as state’s public health director
- Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases
- NH Senate approves bill at center of Eversourse Energy settlement agreement
Eagle-Tribune
- NH rule change means police can carry Narcan
NH1
- Red-tailed hawk bill is far from dead, NH Senate plans revival
- State Senate endorses child abuse reforms after Nashua child's tragic death
Nashua Telegraph
- Questioning need, safety of pipeline
- UNH names Medal of Honor Recipient, and Greater Nashua resident, Ryan Pitts as 2015 commencement Speaker
NHBR
- Senate compromise seeks middle ground on Eversource divestiture costs
NHPR
- Northern Pass gives $3 million to conservation projects
- House budget clears committee - again
Union Leader
- GOP budget writers reduce state aid to University System of NH, bump aid to DOT

March 26, 2015

Union Leader
- NH House reps honor fourth-graders who proposed raptor bill, encourage student involvement
- Rockingham County commissioners vote against defending Conway in possible whistleblower case
- Keene committee says no again to Pumpkin Fest 2015 permit
- Without gas tax hike, NH House budget stalls
- January blizzard officially ruled a disaster
- It's time to shine for presidential contenders in NH
- 'Stay away from eminent domain,' builders of planned gas pipeline are told
WMUR
- Budget process hits snag in the New Hampshire House
- Sponsor of students' bill apologizes for comments from House members
Concord Monitor
- NH lawmakers honor students after raptor debacle
- Department of Transportation spending plan, and gas tax increase struck down
- Kinder Morgan says it won’t take any homes by eminent domain to build pipeline in NH
- Shaheen and Ayotte to IRS: Provide paper tax forms to public
Eagle-Tribune
- House puts hold on NH's gas tax increase
Nashua Telegraph
- Debate on NHDOT funding to reconvene Thursday
NHBR
- Two sides face off today on workers’ compensation
NHPR
- Gas tax falls flat in NH House

March 25, 2015
NHPR
- House budget clears committee, heads to floor
- In NH, Kasich says 'all options are on the table' for 2016
Seacoast Online
- Anti-bullying advocates oppose NH student privacy bill
- Gov. Hassan, and family, moving to Newfields
Union Leader
- GOP's Kasich explores whether he's a contender
- Debate rages on as House panel OKs budget with $340m in cuts
WMUR
- Kinder Morgan pipeline subject of Mason meeting
- Christie confirmed for NHGOP event next month
- House committee passes budget with major cuts, fee increases
- Potential presidential hopeful John Kasich visits NH
Citizen of Laconia
- County jail plans move forward
Concord Monitor
- Ohio’s Kasich takes center stage at latest Politics and Pie event in Concord
- NH House Finance Committee looks to pull back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders
- ‘You’re out of order!’: Belknap County commissioners’ chairmanship dispute heads to court  
- Merrimack County’s $81.4 million budget passes without controversy  
Eagle-Tribune
- Officials: Deer kill a tough example of what happens when people interfere
Foster's Daily Democrat
- House to take up gas tax increase
Nashua Telegraph
- NH solar energy bill spurs outpouring of public comment

March 24, 2014
Eagle-Tribune
- State tourism website came under attack
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH may limit access to students' social media accounts
NH1
- NH lawmaker Burt: Death threats came after 'hot dog' comment
- NH House clerk: Too late to discipline Groen for comments on 4th-graders' bill
- Busy day for John Kasich in NH
NHPR
- Nearly half empty drug court excludes many addicted defendants
- Fate of probable cause hearings in NH unclear
- NH House budget writers vote to trim state education aid
Seacoast Online
- House budget writers approve cuts to Hassan's $11.5B plan
Union Leader
- UNH Law bans ex-chief justice
- House budget writers begin finalizing their plan
WMUR
- Potential presidential hopeful John Kasich comes to NH
- Granite State Republicans have mixed opinions on Ted Cruz
Citizen of Laconia
- Delegation votes down CBA cost items
Concord Monitor
- Members of House Finance Committee reverse course on Medicaid cuts
Conway Daily Sun
- Rand Paul regales local Republicans at Red Jacket
- A Q and A with Rand Paul: Sun exclusive

March 23, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Proposed Health and Human Services cuts create uncertainty across NH
- Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning
Eagle-Tribune
- NH House rolls dice again on casinos
- House will vote on $88 million cut to state DOT
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Fishery disaster funds sought by congressional delegation
NHBR
- Merrimack scrubber at the center of Eversource’s divestiture plan
Seacoast Online
- Dartmouth in the forefront of efforts to address sexual assault, drinking on college campuses
Union Leader
- DES 'still working' through upgrade
- Kasich, Cruz in NH this week
- Utility debate turns to consumer protection
WMUR
- Bids for new women's prison come in 50 percent over budget

March 22, 2015

Nashua Telegraph
- Rand Paul completes 2-day NH swing, expects announcement soon
- Kinder Morgan comes to Merrimack for pipeline meeting
NH1
- Students, parents disappointed in NH lawmakers' reactions to raptor bill
Seacoast Online
- NH presidential primary off to fast start
- NH's battle in the war against drugs
- Paul talks constitutionalism in Exeter
Union Leader
- NH Democrats see need for a Clinton challenger
- Gas-tax boost has backing from GOP
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Budget talks apply the brakes
Concord Monitor
- Rand Paul swings through Seacoast
- Capital Beat: As state changes, budget bypasses big questions
Eagle-Tribune
- House will vote on $88 million cut to state DOT
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rand Paul blasts Obama administration in Rochester visit

March 21, 2015
Concord Monitor
- PolitiFact NH: Rep. Bill O’Brien says Margaret Sanger was active participant in KKK  
- Senate committee not backing workers’ comp fee schedule
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Gov. Hassan defends 4th-graders, blasts lawmakers
- State tables 3 UNH construction plans  
Keene Sentinel
- Mayor sends Keene Pumpkin Festival decision back for another round
Nashua Telegraph
- NH lawmakers to propose hike in gas tax
- House speaker wants apology on abortion comment
NHPR
- Likely presidential hopeful Rand Paul back in NH
- School board: Transgender students can choose which cap and gown color to wear at graduation
NH1
- Fallout from 4th-graders' failed bill dishes harsh words for NH lawmakers
Seacoast Online
- Hassan: House budget cuts are 'draconian'
Union Leader
- Speaker: State rep. should apologize for raptor comment
- Scott Walker knocks Hassan in email blast
WMUR
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Bernie Sanders
- Speaker wants apology for abortion comment during debate on students' bill
- Gas tax hike weighed as solution to DOT budget hole
- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks at Manchester company

March 20, 2015

Seacoast Online
- New Hampshire students' hawk bill provokes abortion comment
- NH House seeks court opinion on voter registration bill
- NH Senate votes not to require teaching of cursive
- Boeing to miss deadline for KC-46A
Union Leader
- Trump says he will decide on a presidential run by June
- Almost 200 decline Smarter Balanced test in Manchester
- Officials say 700 layoffs likely with House budget writers' $88m in proposed cuts for DOT
- Bill requiring 'conspicuous notification' on electric bills passes NH Senate
WMUR
- Donald Trump visits New Hampshire as he eyes presidential run
- Rand Paul hires two New Hampshire operatives
Citizen of Laconia
- Shaheen renews effort to help students refinance loans
Concord Monitor
- House Republicans eye gas tax increase after deep cuts to Department of Transportation budget
- In NH, Trump says his business experience would play well in government
- Senate scuttles proposal to make it illegal to smoke in a car with minors
Eagle-Tribune
- Conway asks Rockingham County commissioners for legal costs
Nashua Telegraph
- Donald Trump tells Amherst party-goers ‘I’m going to make this country rich’
- Fees for retrieving files top 2015 NH Right-to-Know legislation
NHBR
- NH Senate workers’ comp compromise gets mixed reviews
- Realtors, bankers at loggerheads over ‘kickback’ bill
NH1
- NH lawmakers brutally kill 4th-graders' bill in front of them
NHPR
- Trump tells NH Republicans interest in presidential bid is no joke
- NH House finance chair calls on Republicans to back gas tax
- NH Senate passes, then tables, business tax cuts

March 19, 2015
NHPR
- NH House finance chairman says transportation cuts will pass committee
- Lakeview special ed school on tight deadline to comply with state regulations
Seacoast Online
- Shaheen: Air Force should pay for blood tests
- House budget writers delay vote on transportation cuts
Union Leader
- Businesses push back on NH utility deal
- Gov. Hassan asks supporters to protest GOP's proposed budget cuts
- House proposal to cut $88m from NH DOT budget called 'irresponsible,' 'intolerable' by some reps
WMUR
- Trump visits New Hampshire as he eyes presidential run
- Budget cut could trigger massive layoffs at DOT
- Pelosi to be featured speaker at Manchester event
- In letter, NH lawmakers urge Warren to run for president
Concord Monitor
- Swelling prison price tag not entirely a surprise
- NH House budget writers delay vote on $88 million in DOT cuts
- NH drivers’ hands must be cell-free by July
- Sunshine Week: When the government denies a request for information, you don’t have to take no for an answer
Conway Daily Sun
- Residents decry cuts to disabled, senior programs
Keene Sentinel
- Franklin Pierce University partners with Boston Herald for 2016 primary
Nashua Telegraph
- Backers speak out about NH distracted driving law
NH1
- 27 NH Dem. lawmakers urge contested 2016 primary

March 18, 2015
WMUR
- Veterans, police, university system could face budget cuts
- Pataki, Graham poke fun at GOP 2016 rivals at Nashua breakfast
Citizen of Laconia
- County budget passes with 1.3 percent increase
Concord Monitor
- Officials, citing cost concerns, say new women’s prison delayed one year
- Graham, Pataki, Hassan throw playful jabs at Wild Irish Breakfast
- State backing of $28M for Balsams project takes step forward
Eagle-Tribune
- NH gears up for hands-free driving
Foster's Daily Democrat
- House budget writers to vote on transportation cuts
Nashua Telegraph
- Donald Trump coming to Amherst
- Pataki mulls longshot presidential bid in Nashua
NHPR
- New state prison for women delayed, projected $12M over budget
- Campaign created to ready NH drivers for hand-held devices ban
- NH House budget writers slash HHS funding
- Citing lack of support, Broderick steps down from UNH Law post
NH1
- Financially strapped homeowners ask for foreclosure relief
Union Leader
- State Senate moves Balsams redevelopment forward
- Some NH students took wrong assessment test
- House budget writers trim from Health and Human Services

March 17, 2015
Union Leader
- Vermont's Independent senator, Bernie Sanders, mulls possibility of presidential run
- Senate committee approves bill to cover oral anti-cancer drugs
- Pataki continues call to reduce government's size
WMUR
- Supporters of Balsams bill gather at State House
- $180 million cut could cause 39,000 to lose access to health care
- DOT: $41 million cut would make roads dangerous, result in layoffs
Concord Monitor
- While not committing to 2016 run, Sanders says nation’s middle class needs help
- DOT warns lawmakers: Budget cut would mean loss of 321 employees
- Finance chairman says Medicaid expansion in question
- Sunshine Week: Right-to-know record keeping and costs vary wildly across state government
Eagle-Tribune
- Executive Council nixes MBTA study extension for Plaistow
- Hassan requests federal aid for blizzard
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Shaheen: Internet tax would have big impact on Somersworth small business  
Keene Sentinel
- Cut in state funding hits county budget
Nashua Telegraph
- Judge: Criminal annulments an important part of rehabilitation
NHPR
- First NH students begin taking 'smarter balanced' test
- Transportation officials to committee: $41M cut could lead to layoffs, safety hazards
- In NH, Cruz says GOP needs conservative nominee
- Sanders in NH - still pondering 2016 presidential bid
NH1
- Sanders tells NH1 News 'I'm not interested in criticizing Hillary'
Seacoast Online
- NH transportation employees protest possible $41M cut

March 16, 2015
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire welcome center being dedicated to Burton
- Sunshine Week: Digging up government information can sometimes be a grueling process
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Cruz: USA near point of no return  
NHPR
- In Upper Valley, a call for more carpooling to help ease traffic woes
NH1
- Fiorina to fete Guinta on Tuesday
- Ted Cruz touts 'breathtaking' support
Seacoast Online
- Getting money out of politics
- Right to Know requests could become costly in New Hampshire
Union Leader
- Sen. Ted Cruz kicks off NH visit with speech in Barrington
- Medicaid expansion could end in 2016
WMUR
- Ted Cruz attends events in Barrington, Lincoln Sunday

March 15, 2015
Nashua Telegraph
- Lobbying firms earn upward of $1 million to influence NH laws
NHBR
- State offers rebates for more EV plug-in stations
NHPR
- Riding high into NH, Walked pushes back on alleged flip-flops
NH1
- Gov. Scott Walker visits the Granite State as he considers presidential run for 2016
Seacoast Online
- Debate continues over Common Core in NH Legislature
- Health care major concern for NH seniors, survey says
Union Leader
- State House Dome: The budget process never awe-inspiring
- Construction growth in New Hampshire, tight labor market drives up wages and costs
WMUR
- Jeb Bush visits Hudson, Dover, Manchester
- Gov. Scott Walker makes first public appearance at event in Concord
Concord Monitor
- Scott Walker arrives in NH, along with union opposition
- Capital Beat: Budget battles heating up as legislators face ‘Bloody Sunday’

March 14, 2015
Union Leader
- Jeb Bush addresses crowd in Hudson
- Perry plays well to a friendly crowd at Belmont gun shop
- Walker makes first NH appearance
- Shaheen holds roundtable on human trafficking
WMUR
- Bush, Walker visit NH ahead of potential presidential bids
- Hillary Clinton quietly assembles political team in NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Senators hold business discussion in Meredith
Concord Monitor
- Jeb Bush makes connections in New Hampshire visit
Eagle-Tribune
- NH expands MtBE testing in private wells
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Jeb Bush kicks political tires in Dover
Keene Sentinel
- Keene State College would pay more to city for services in new agreement
Nashua Telegraph
- Bush swings through Hudson in first NH visit since 2000
NH1
- Bush tells New Hampshire he won't change views to win votes
- HHS official warns of "profound impacts" from budget cut target
NHPR
- Jeb Bush touches down in NH
- Shaheen in town to push for human trafficking bill
- Shaheen staffers leave to join Clinton's likely 2016 presidential campaign
- State receives $8.6 million housing grant for people with mental illness
Seacoast Online
- County Attorney Pat Conway defends firing, calls allegations 'ridiculous'

March 13, 2015
NHPR
- Eversource Energy reaches deal with state to sell its power plants
- Perry talks up bipartisanship; defends GOP Iran letter
- House repeals buffer zone bill for abortion clinics
- NH Senate passes fetal homicide bill
- Senate delays vote to extend state Medicaid expansion
- Mandatory paid sick leave fails in NH House
Seacoast Online
- Municipalities will continue to see tax revenue from power plants
Union Leader
- NH Senate votes to approve bill to legalize two casinos
- Perry says gubernatorial experience would make him a strong President
- Senate kills bill to restore state minimum wage
- NH House Roundup: Vote allows medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis
WMUR
- Senate passes bill to license 2 casinos
- Senate passes bill making fetal homicide a crime
Concord Monitor
- NH House and Senate vote down bills to increase minimum wage
- House spikes bill to allow government agencies to charge upfront fees for public documents
- Plan for two casinos in NH, narrowly passes Senate, on to House  
- Hassan, speaking to Concord Chamber, continues to oppose business tax reductions
Foster's Daily Democrat
- In New Hampshire, Bush finds a familiar state for his family
Keene Sentinel
- Hassan tours Peterborough plant one year after explosion
Nashua Telegraph
- Charter school funding bill passes the House
NH1
- Congressman Guinta says he's in for 2016 re-election

March 12, 2015
Concord Monitor
- NH House passes bill increasing cost of marriage licenses to raise money for domestic violence programs
- House passes several anti-Common Core bills
Eagle-Tribune
- Turnout exceeds 30 percent in some towns
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Guinta town hall focuses on veterans issues
- Council OK's 240g armored BearCar vehicle
- Rick Perry heads back to New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel
- Council committee votes against Pumpkin Festival license
Nashua Telegraph
- Charter school advocates rally at NH Statehouse in support of funding bill
- NH House votes to increase domestic violence funding
NH1
- House passes bill that gives schools Common Core option
NHPR
- Primary analysis: Walker, Bush have something to prove during first NH visits
- Charter school advocates push for more state dollars
- NH House OKs bill to increase marriage license fees for domestic violence prevention
- NH lawmakers overwhelmingly reject more background checks for gun sales
- NH House votes to decriminalize marijuana
- Fetal homicide one step closer to becoming NH law
Union Leader
- House narrowly approves right-to-work bill
- House votes overwhelmingly for pot decriminalization
- House approves fetal homicide law
- Under bill approved by House, school districts not required to adopt Common Core
- NH House Roundup: Marriage license fees on the rise, no repeal on cell phone ban
WMUR
- Rick Perry to speak at Politics and Eggs event
- NH House votes to decriminalize small amounts of pot
- Gambling bill comes before NH Senate again

March 11, 2015

WMUR
- Town Meeting voters reject several major projects
- New Hampshire's senators split on Senate letter to Iran
Concord Monitor
- Roundup: Where voters landed on season’s top issues
Eagle-Tribune
- Plaistow voters oppose MBTA plan
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Bills on abortion, marijuana up before House
- House to debate several anti-Common Core bills
Nashua Telegraph
- Gov, officials honor Greater Nashua soldier Pitts
- NH Obamacare enrollments up 30%, with special enrollment period still to come
- Jeb Bush heading to Hudson as GOP adds 4 more for April summit
NHPR
- Several southern NH towns vote to oppose natural gas pipeline
- NH lawmakers set to tackle dozens of bills this week
- Report: NH colleges generate $5.8 billion for state economy
- Ayotte among GOP senators who signed letter to Iran about nuclear deal
Seacoast Online
- Epping passes marijuana zoning change
- Portsmouth officials to testify in favor of hotel tax
Union Leader
- Two paydays backfire for NH workers
- Ayotte among senators who signed letter sent to Iran
- Greater EBT card restrictions sought

March 10, 2015
Union Leader
- NH gets approval to pilot competence-based testing
- The bills are coming due in House, Senate
WMUR
- Maine, New Hampshire biologists working on moose study
- 100 towns holding town meetings Tuesday
Citizen of Laconia
- Bill would exempt firms from utility pole taxes
Concord Monitor
- On medical marijuana zoning, Concord City Council will wait on the State House
- Budget input solicited through House hearings, Hassan emails
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rep. Guinta hosting town hall in Dover Wednesday
- Business group presenting panel discussion on state budget
NHBR
- NH colleges’ economic impact: $5.8 billion
- Dealers divided over changes to ‘bill of rights’
NH1
- Blitz of potential White House hopefuls hits NH this week
NHPR
- Judge rules against Free State supporters in Grafton ballot suit
- NH communities look at zoning to prepare for possible dispensaries
- Newfound voters again weighing wind restrictions
- Bill would change how budgets are approved during NH town meetings
Seacoast Online
- Marijuana bills advance to NH House
- U.S. Sen Graham touts defense spending and entitlement reform at Pease visit

March 9, 2015
Concord Monitor
- At first Politics and Pies, South Carolina Sen. Graham stresses national security
Citizen of Laconia
- PSU, LRCC sign enrollment agreement
Eagle-Tribune
- New Hampshire courts offer addicts new probation option
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Possible 2016 contender, GOP's Graham heads to New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel
- Tech exec tests primary waters
NHPR
- Hassan says state needs to support Balsams redevelopment
- Lindsey Graham says he's 'very close' to presidential run
WMUR
- NH courts implement new probation program for drug users
- On first trip to NH, Graham says he is close to announcing a 2016 run

March 8, 2015

Seacoast Online
- Hang up and drive: Drivers must at least go hands-free by July 1
- Bill improves confidentiality for sexual violence victims
- ‘Declining fortunes’ of NH advantage
Union Leader
- Fiorina, in NH stops, speaks of U.S. need for leadership
- Free Staters getting traction
- Right to know could get costly
- Overdose immunity nearing House OK
- 4 NH cities are rethinking approach to immigrants
- NH drug czar: Addiction dragging state's economy down
WMUR
- Lawmakers consider opening Statehouse on weekend
- Potential Presidential candidates converge on NH
Concord Monitor
- State tries to prioritize mental health funding to satisfy requirements of lawsuit settlement
- Capital Beat: Lots of keno players south of the border come from the Granite State
Eagle-Tribune
- NH braces for Town Meeting
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rising sea woes: Coastal dwellers taking climate change seriously
Nashua Telegraph
- NH governor opposes bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

March 7, 2015
WMUR
- Gov. Hassan backs Balsams bill
- O'Malley stops in Concord during NH visit
Union Leader
- Free State Project gathers in Manchester
- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says Granite State is eager for 'honest conversation'
- House budget hearing draws advocates for social service programs
NH1
- NH Senate stalls on making business owners inform about contraceptive coverage
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua representative proposes bill seeking two-year transition to new education assessment test
- Avard calls campaign contribution story ‘hogwash’
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Bill would force State Police to use body cams
- Ohio Gov. Kasich plans trip to New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
- PolitiFact NH: State GOP says governor is required to notify Senate president of out-of-state travel
- For liberty-minded reps, House agenda is proof NH needs Free Staters

March 6, 2015

Concord Monitor
- Advocates testify in favor of increased domestic violence prevention funding
- Senate backs business tax reduction, tables budget reductions against Hassan’s wishes
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Maryland's O'Malley returns to New Hampshire
- State employees ratify new contract covering 9,000 workers
Keene Sentinel
- Eaton appointed to NH Judicial Conduct Committee
NHPR
- Four NH school districts allowed to cut back on statewide standardized tests
- SNHU president to help U.S. Education Department grow non-traditional programs
Seacoast Online
- NH senators to vote on business tax reductions, budget cuts
- NH school assessment program approved
- Feds approve NH Medicaid expansion plan
Union Leader
- Pipeline project secures more than 60% of contracts needed to build
- House budget hearing draws advocates for social service programs
- Senate deadlocks on right-to-work bill
- State senators, governor spar over budget priorities
- Senate gives initial OK to changing state education aid distribution, requiring teaching of cursive and multiplication tables
- Senators fail to agree on bill requiring notification of contraception coverage
WMUR
- Dozens turn out at domestic violence hearing article
- Committee approves bill to decriminalize marijuana

March 5, 2015
Eagle-Tribune
- NH House supports tanning bed ban for minors
- NH officials tout success of ACA enrollment
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Bill mandates defendants hear victim impact statements
- Jeb Bush to visit Dover on March 13
- Senators to vote on business tax reductions, budget cuts
- Bill would require cursive, multiplication tables in school
NH1
- Nursing home cuts - first battleground for NH budget fight
NHPR
- Senate committee balks at funding for the Balsams
- NH lawmakers chew on meat, dairy composting proposal
Seacoast Online
- NH residents worry about Obama health law tax subsidies
Union Leader
- House kills bill that would have repealed ballot ‘selfie’ law
- House supports bill that would protect students’ social media accounts
- House votes to add conditions to medical marijuana program list
WMUR
- Senate committee kills bill that could affect NH licenses
- Salon owners say proposed tanning ban would hurt business
Citizen of Laconia
- Hearing set for ousted commissioner
Concord Monitor
- NH lawmakers recommend House pass marriage license fee increase

March 4, 2015
NHPR
- Incidents of abuse and neglect plague NH's Lakeview rehab center
- Dispensary applicant eyeing location in Dover
Seacoast Online
- Hampton Falls 4th-graders win State House fight for red-tailed hawk bill
- State debunks claim that police grant costs more than it's worth
Union Leader
- Uber in the city: Aldermanic committee gives OK for ride-sharing ordinace in Manchester
- Governor refusing to release department head energy proposals
- State revenues for February top estimates, show $4.7m surplus
- NH delegation stands with Israel
Concord Monitor
- Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell could have wide-reaching consequences in New Hampshire
- Proposed amendment to NH pay-for-information bill would cap retrieval fees at minimum wage
- NH lawmakers recommend House pass marriage license fee increase  
- Perry, King, Ehrlich, Pataki added to NHGOP leadership summit
- New Hampshire unemployment rate unchanged
Eagle-Tribune
- NH reports fewer uninsured patient at ERs
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Watters backs state’s minimum wage at $10/hour
Nashua Telegraph
- Sen. Graham, Gov. Pataki on dais for 2015 PLUS Company Wild Irish Breakfast on March 17
NHBR
- NH House committee votes against minimum wage hike, backs right-to-work
NH1
- NH congressional delegation reacts to Netanyahu speech

March 3, 2015
NHPR
- Economic study done for Balsams developer predicts huge fiscal boost for Coos
Seacoast Online
- Proposed hotel-rooms fee would raise up to $700K for Portsmouth
- NH bills would decriminalize, study legalization of marijuana  
- Smoking while in car with minors could soon result in a fine
Union Leader
- Keene Pumpkin Festival seeks a permit for this year's event
- Gov. Hassan's travel records requested by NHGOP
- Lindsey Graham plans NH stops
- Hassan, Shaheen attend Emily's List gala
WMUR
- Homeland security shutdown would likely have impacts on NH
- Shaheen honored for helping at-risk youths
Concord Monitor
- Ayotte, Shaheen call for House to take up ‘clean’ DHS funding bill
- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman kicks off fundraiser for New Hampshire Legal Assistance
- NH congressional delegation asks for more meetings on Kinder Morgan pipeline
Conway Daily Sun
- Lawmakers to county commissioners: Hire an administrator
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Energy company to give more public info on pipeline plan
Nashua Telegraph
- NH elected officials want more public hearing on gas pipeline plan
NH1
- NY, DC speeches fuel more Hassan 2016 Senate talk

March 2, 2015
NHPR
- Residents work to close town meeting 'information gap' with web tools
- House to vote on indoor tanning prohibition for minors
- House to vote on students' social media privacy
Seacoast Online
- NH Senate to take up right to work, full-day kindergarten
WMUR
- Legislature debates lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Citizen of Laconia
- Initiative intends to prevent suicides in Lakes Region
Concord Monitor
- NH lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH bills would increase, eliminate domestic violence funding
NH1
- State offers job fairs covering several industries

March 1, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Seacoast still debates Common Core
- NH Senate backs fight against synthetic substances
- RGGI supporters keep eye on NH Legislature
Union Leader
- Anthem breach will haunt NH 'forever'
- Va.'s Gilmore: 'lifelong conservative, everyone knows it'
- Potential candidates' comings and goings
- Gregg: Obama has failed as leader at home, abroad
Concord Monitor
- Concord to decide where – and if – medical marijuana facilities would be located in city
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Lower gas, oil costs help residents in tough winter
Political Tracker

US Sen. Kelly Ayotte reviews programs at Nashua’s YMCA

NHPR — 3/31/2015

Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said Monday that despite recent negotiation setbacks, she has no regrets in joining 46 other Republican Senators earlier this month in signing a letter addressed to Iran.
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Surplus symbols? Some say 'bully' NH lawmakers had a point

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 3/31/2015

When New Hampshire lawmakers this month shot down as frivolous a group of fourth-graders' effort to name the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor, the pols got pasted as insensitive bullies.

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Sen. Ted Cruz visits NH
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LFDA in the News

January 25, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Roll calls equal transparency
March 1, 2014
Union Leader: John DiStaso's Granite Status: Effective Legislators
September 12, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Many in NH believe full day kindergarten should not be required
August 23, 2013
NHBR: Should genetically modified food be labeled?
August 10, 2013
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire should put labels on genetically modified food
May 22, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Casino gambling slightly favored, but New Hampshire is hardly 'all in'
April 5, 2013
NHBR: Should state aid recipients be drug-tested?
February 21, 2013

NHBR: Should NH raise its minimum wage?
January 12, 2013
Union Leader: Should NH reinstate the 10 cents tobacco tax it cut?
November 1, 2012
WGIR: LFDA interview with Paul Westcott
August 17, 2012
Concord Monitor: Bonfire of pledges to be held tonight; Just trying to help (letter to the editor)
August 16, 2012
Union Leader: NH property taxes not what some claim they are
August 15, 2012
Union Leader: Alliance says PolitiFact stretched 'truth' on property tax ranking
July 27, 2012
Foster's Daily Democrat: Disclose act not a panacea, but ... 
April 26, 2012
Laconia Citizen: Popularity of medicinal, recreational marijuana appears to be growing
April 8, 2012
Seacoast Online: Granite Staters support same-sex marriage
January 8, 2012
Patch.com: Mitt maintains steady pace in Concord
December 29, 2011

Seacoast Online: First-in-the-nation primary is a privilege
December 25, 2011
Seacoast Online: What do Granite Staters really think about guns?
December 16, 2011
Patch.com: Bachmann impresses in GOP debate, The Battle of Romney
November 30, 2011
Patch.com: There will be blood
November 11, 2011
Union Leader: Portsmouth Herald given First Amendment award
September 14, 2011
Seacoast Online: Thorsen brings Free State pledge to Portsmouth council race
July 9, 2011
Keene Sentinel: Facebook meets free speech
February 26, 2010
Business NH Magazine: Live Free or Die: More than a motto
February 22, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance aims to empower citizens
February 17, 2010
NH Insider: Gregg Rejects Expanded Gambling during LFDA Webcast
February 14, 2010
Concord Monitor: No debates (Shira Schoenberg column)
February 12, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance sets up Web forums to engage N.H

Major Daily NH News Sources

The Citizen

(Laconia)

Concord Monitor

(Concord)

Conway Daily Sun

(The Conways)

Eagle-Tribune

(So. New Hampshire)

Foster's Daily Democrat

(Seacoast)

Keene Sentinel

(Keene)

Nashua Telegraph

(Nashua)

New Hampshire Public Radio

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Public Television

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Union Leader

(Manchester and state)

Seacoast Online

(Seacoast)

Valley News

(North Country)

WMUR-TV

(Statewide)

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